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Dave DeLand


Saint Cloud, MN, United States

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Past articles by Dave:

1960s pop music icon Bobby Vee dies at 73

The singer's hits included "Suzie Baby," "Take Good Care of My Baby." → Read More

Mourn a death? Let's celebrate a life

On the deaths of icons, and how that depresses baby boomers, and why it shouldn't → Read More

A philosophy you can use (or lose)

On discovering your philosophy of life, and what that means at any age → Read More

A tough, tearful reunion in Vietnam

St. Cloud veteran reunites with his Vietnamese girlfriend of 46 years ago, and starts the search for the daughter he never knew → Read More

Getting old has its liberating upside

Officially arriving at old age brings with it some freedoms, opportunities and benefits → Read More

Vikings could make hell freeze over

The team once regarded as a speed bump for others could become the dangerous dark horse → Read More

Resolve to be better, or maybe reborn

Even if you're not turning 60, here are some realistic resolutions for the new year → Read More

Veteran's search for former girlfriend finally succeeds

St. Cloud military veteran returning to Vietnam for reunion with girlfriend from 1969-70, who he found 45 years later. He also found he has a daughter → Read More

Greta's story is a hit with Ellen

Sartell native goes on national TV with donor to share the story of her life-saving marrow transplant at age 16, and their wedding-day reunion → Read More

Losing at Arizona is Vikes' best play

Why the Minnesota Vikings should hold out key players and lose on purpose Thursday → Read More

SJU's season comes to a tearful end

38-19 playoff loss at St. Thomas is a bitter pill to swallow for Johnnies' seniors → Read More

DeLand column: Goliath looms, but David has a chance

Johnnies are underdogs in Saturday's playoff matchup against powerful Tommies, but they've done well in that role in recent meetings → Read More

Does TV really have to be this dumb?

Enough of "Fat Guys In The Woods" and "Swamp People" and "Sixteen And Pregnant" already. Let's raise the bar on the intelligence level of television. → Read More

DeLand column: Johnnies earn 2nd shot at Tommies

SJU anxious for redemption after crushing Dubuque, clinching playoff rematch at St. Thomas → Read More

Tackling modern dance helps this Johnnie football star

Drake Matuska, the St. John's football team's leading tackler, is also a leader in Introduction to Modern Dance class → Read More

DeLand column: D3 or NFL? I'll take the college kids

On the eve of the Vikings-Packers game, a treatise on why football is actually better at the Division III college level → Read More

At 75, this black-belt cancer survivor has a message

After surviving 3 kinds of cancer, karate devotee Dinius sharing his story → Read More

Perske shares tears of wedding joy with marrow donor

Sartell woman and her family celebrate wedding with the marrow donor who saved her life → Read More